UNESCO - The World Heritage List
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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
1979 Tchogha Zanbil Iran - Bam, Kerman province: the fortress - Arg-é Bam citadel - the world's largest adobe structure - UNESCO World Heritage Site - photo by W.Allgower 2004 Bam and its Cultural Landscape 
Iran - Persepolis: Gate of all nations, aka Xerxes' gate - Easter side - UNESCO world heritage - photo by M.Torres 1979 Persepolis 2005 Soltaniyeh - the mausoleum of Oljaytu
Isfahan: densely decorated Mosque entrance - Unesco world heritage site (photo by J.Kaman) 1979 Meidan Emam, Esfahan 2006 Bisotun - remains from the prehistoric times to the Median, Achaemenid, Sassanian, and Ilkhanid periods
2003 Takht-e Soleyman 2008 Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran
Iran - Pasargadae, Fars province: tomb of Cyrus the Great in the first capital of the Persian Empire - UNESCO World Heritage Site - photo by W.Allgower 2004 Pasargadae 2009 Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, Bridges, dams, canals, buildings and watermills from ancient time to present
2010 Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil 
Tabriz - East Azerbaijan, Iran: 15th-century covered grand bazaar - vaulted hall - Tabriz bazaar - Unesco world heritage - photo by N.Mahmudova 2010 Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.

The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.

One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.

States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.

Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org

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